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About the Poudre Fire Authority

The Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) is dedicated to the protection of lives, property and the quality of life for all of the citizens we serve. Our service area is approximately 235 square miles including the City of Fort Collins and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District including the Town of Timnath, the communities of LaPorte and Bellvue and areas surrounding these communities. The PFA district has a population of approximately 189,635 people and an estimated property value in excess of 15 billion dollars Our employees and volunteers are highly motivated, highly trained professional men and women who take their service to the community very serious. The foundation of our success is based on our commitment to continuous quality improvement at all levels of service delivery. You can help us with our desire to be the best at what we do by providing us feedback and input. Please take a moment to
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admin_bldg_2013Poudre Fire Authority Administration is located in old town Fort Collins on the South East corner of Mountain Avenue and Remington Street. The street address is 102 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524.

The Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) is a consolidated Fire/Rescue service agency serving the City of Fort Collins and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District. Its 191 employees 35 volunteer firefighters and 6 volunteer mail carriers staff thirteen fire stations, a training center/warehouse/emergency management complex and administration facility that includes Headquarters and Community Safety Services divisions.

The PFA was organized in 1981 with the consolidation of the City of Fort Collins and Poudre Valley Fire Departments. The goal was to improve fire and rescue services by improving response times to emergencies, eliminate duplicate services thereby reducing costs to both the citizens of Fort Collins and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District. At that time, both the city and district adopted an inter-governmental agreement establishing the authority. This contract outlines the governance, funding and operation of the authority. A five-person Board of Directors appointed by the Fort Collins City Council and Poudre Valley District Board governs PFA. Its members are two city council members, two district board members. The fifth member is chosen jointly by these four and has historically been the Fort Collins City Manager. The Board appoints Poudre Fire Authority's Fire Chief and is currently held by Chief Tom Demint. 


Poudre Fire Authority Board 2013-2014 [PDF]
Chair, Gerry Horak, Ft. Collins City Council
Vice Chair, Dave Pusey, PVFPD board member
Mike DiTullio, PVFPD board member
Lisa Poppaw,Ft. Collins City Council
Darin Atteberry, Ft. Collins City Manager
Poudre Valley Fire Protection District Board 2014 [PDF]
Chair-Earlie Thomas
Vice Chair-Dave Pusey
Sec/Treas-Ed Rupert
Mike DiTullio
Ron Anthony

PFA Board Meeting Information

PVFPD Board Meeting Information

Public comment is welcome at all board meetings.


Fort Collins City Council
Karen Weitkunat, Mayor
Bob Overbeck, Councilmember Dist. 1
Lisa Poppaw, Councilmember Dist. 2
Gino Campana, Councilmember Dist. 3
Wade Troxell, Councilmember Dist. 4
Ross Cunniff, Councilmember Dist. 5
Gerry Horak, Councilmember Dist. 6



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